My good friend Celina recently welcomed her beautiful baby girl into the world! This time of year is pretty grey round these parts so I thought baby Lucy would appreciate a little sunshine in the form of this sweet bobble hat. This is an adaptation of the wonderful umbilical cord baby hat from Debbie Stoller's Stitch and Bitch. You can see the original pattern here on The Guardian's website. I skipped the circular needles and knit the whole thing using 4.5mm double pointed needles in Rowan's wool cotton in shade 980 (Brolly). This yarn is a wee bit slimmer than the one reccomended in the pattern resulting in a smaller hat - perfect for a precious newborn! To make the pom pom version just follow the instructions as normal, stopping just before you do the i-cord. Whip yourself up a little pop pom instead, sew it on securely and you're all done!
If you have a pom pom maker but aren't sure how to use it, you can find my tutorial here!